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On Friday, October 20, 2017 the 12th annual Hope Classic fundraising event will be sponsored by Storehouse Mission Support. Our goal is to raise $25,000, with all of the proceeds going to the needs of the Hope Center and Honors Academy, the school that was opened to educate the Hope Center Children. We are excited to support such good causes, and invite you to help in our efforts.
A brief history of the Hope Center and Honors Academy can be found below, describing how these projects came into being. Currently, there are needs to support the orphans taken in by the Carrette family, and the Honors Academy that was built to educate them. Honors Academy has grown and now educates community children as well. The school is a ministry that provides a character-based bilingual education, including educating special needs children, which is a very rare service in Honduras.
Sponsoring this event is Storehouse Mission Support, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) Organization recognized by New York State and the IRS, so that all donations are eligible for a tax deduction. Storehouse takes no income from the fund-raising event, so that all proceeds from your donation will be used to supplement the physical and medical needs of the Carrette children who grew up in the Hope Center, and to purchase equipment, educational supplies, and building improvements for Honors Academy.
Please consider supporting these children and the mission work of the Hope Center & Honors Academy by: Co-sponsoring this Event, making a cash contribution, and/or donating auction items (merchandise, services, gift certificates, etc).
Call any of the committee members with questions or to arrange a pick-up of your donated auction items. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated!!! Make checks payable to: Storehouse Mission Support. For more information, check www.storehousemission.org. You can also mail any checks or certificates to:
Hope Classic, 53 Hillsboro Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
Glenn & Janet Orser Lee & Annie McCune
A Brief History of the Hope Center and
Honors Academy in Honduras
In 1990, Peter and Tyanne Jurka were working at the Bible School they founded in Honduras where local men and women were trained to become Church Pastors. By 1993, another dream was born: the Hope Center. It was to become an Orphanage for Honduran children, as well as a center for meeting needs in the community of Valle de Angeles where it is located, on the outskirts of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. By 1996, the building foundation was laid, but construction took several additional years, relying on the intermittent availability of volunteer workers and donated funds.
During this time, the Jurkas held a Bible study in their home that grew into a church within Tegucigalpa. Similar to the Hope Center, a church building was built (over many years) primarily with construction teams and donations from the USA. It was named Zion Tabernacle, and included a sanctuary, kitchen area, offices, and Church School classrooms.
By 2004, the Hope Center earned government approval to receive the first 20 children, who were infants to 5 years of age. There were initial growing pains, and to assist them, Peter & Tyanne’s daughter and son-in-law (Tarah & John Carrette) joined the ministry, becoming the house parents for all the children. Tarah & John fell in love with the children and officially adopted them.
By 2005, Zion Tabernacle was holding worship services, and the Hope Center was in operation: serving as home to the Carrettes and the children, and also utilized as a center for dispensing humanitarian aid and hosting mission teams from the States.
As the children grew, the need for schooling became foremost. When the 2 oldest orphans had difficulty in the local school, John & Tarah used a home school curriculum to teach them at the Hope Center. With the prospect of educating 18 more children, the vision for a school was born. The church building, with space and classrooms, became the logical location for the launching of Honors Academy.
Honors Academy provides a Bilingual character-based Christian school education. The need for additional classrooms and space was apparent as the younger Carrette children became school aged, and families attending the church expressed interest in sending their children. Renovations and additions to the Church building to accommodate growing student numbers became evident. American educators were recruited from the States to teach alongside Hondurans, and the school became certified by the Honduran Government. Word spread about the quality education provided at Honors Academy, which includes a special needs program, and community members began sending their children. In the Fall of 2017, it is expected that the school will serve more than 200 children. Honors Academy will graduate its first class of High School Seniors in 2108.
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12th Annual fund raising Event for the Hope Center and Honors Academy in Honduras Friday, October 20, 2017 at Michael’s Banquet Facility 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075 - 6:00 til 9:30 PM
11th Annual fund raising Event for the Hope Center and Honors Academy in Honduras.
Friday, October 20, 2017 at Michael’s Banquet Facility 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075 - 6:00 til 9:30 PM
$650.00—reserves a Table for 10 people.